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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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Podcast: Designing Bio-Friendly Plastics
16 February 2013 5:54 pm
BOSTON—Every year, humans use a trillion plastic grocery bags globally—but they make up only 2% of all synthetic polymers manufactured annually. How can we bring down the quantity of fossil fuels used in producing these materials, and how can we reduce the plastic waste we leave in the environment? Carolyn Gramling and Kerry Klein caught up with chemist Stephen Miller, who presented his research about renewable plastics here at the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes ScienceNOW).